Why Hemp Apparel?
With the launch of our first range of hemp clothing we felt as though it would be a great time to explain why, why hemp clothing?
Well outside of the blindly obvious fact that it aligns with our brand, beliefs and mission there is many more reasons to choose hemp over ‘traditional’ materials.
Take a look at our top 5 reasons asides from supporting a small business to choose hemp clothing.
1. Hemp Clothing is Highly Durable
Unlike traditional clothing hemp wears in not out, it loves being worn and washed. It won’t shrink and its fast drying. Hemp is known to be 7 to 8 times the strength of cotton.
2. Hemp Clothing is Naturally Antibacterial and Anti-fungal
Great news for those with sensitive skin and allergies! Research has shown hemp to have a very powerful effect on bacteria. Wow! Clothing that protects you in everyday life.
3. Hemp is Highly Renewable
Contrary to popular belief about the users of one of the other plants in the hemp family, hemp is fast! Hemp matures in around 100 days, meaning fields can be harvested up to 3 times per year, on top of this it produces over 200% more fibre in the same amount of land as old mate cotton! Wowee, makes you wonder why we stopped using planet earths oldest fibre doesn’t it? Gee we are a special bunch.
4. Hemp Requires NO Petrochemicals
What the hell are petrochemicals you ask? Products such as nylon and polyester essentially start their life out as crude oil, petrochemicals are synthesised from crude oil and used to produce these materials. Mmmm yuck! Hemp fibre on the other hand comes from stem of the plant and is turned in to hemp yarn.
5. Hemp is Biodegradable and Compostable
So, if you don’t like our stuff biff it in your vege garden and grow a few cheeky tomato plants if you know what I mean…….
These are just some of the many positives of hemp and hemp clothing, although it may be difficult to swap your entire wardrobe for hemp, you’ve got to start somewhere. Help yourself, help your friends, help your family, help the planet and help the next generation.